The Curd Nerd was founded in 2018 by Renée D’Souza. Renée is a former cheesemonger at Whole Foods Market and attended George Brown College for Introduction to Cheese. She plans to eventually complete her Professional Fromager Certificate at George Brown.
Renée started The Curd Nerd after temporarily leaving her job in the cheese industry to pursue her master’s degree in Environmental Studies. She wanted to keep her love of cheese alive and continue sharing it with the world. What started out as a mere blog evolved into a business that offers catered cheese boards and cheese tasting lessons.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Renée launched a new product: Curd Kits. These kits allowed people to enjoy the experience of a restaurant-quality cheese board from home. From there, Board Boxes were born, allowing folks to easily take their cheese board to the park when the pandemic limited our ability to meet indoors.
Curd Kits have been discontinued, but now that we are able to gather in person again, Renée is continuing to offer Board Boxes, cheese tasting workshops and is working on offering catered events in the near future. Find more info on all available products and services below.
The Curd Nerd team also includes Renée’s sister, Stephanie, and brother-in-law, Eric, who provide graphic design work. Chef Eric is also working towards his sommelier certification, and thus helps with providing beverage pairing suggestions.
We currently serve the Greater Toronto Area.